Rafael Nadal

‘It is clear beyond doubt’ Rafael Nadal Acapulco absence was not about appearance fees, says agent

Agent Carlos Costa has issued a statement dismissing claims from the Acapulco tournament director Rafael Nadal is not playing due to a dispute over...

‘Stop waiting for big three to retire and beat them,’ David Nalbandian tells top ATP youngsters

The top young players have been told to stop waiting for Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic to retire and start beating them...

Marin Cilic: ‘It doesn’t matter whether Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, or Roger Federer wins Grand Slam race’

Marin Cilic says who wins the Grand Slam race between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic will only matter to the history books,...

‘Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are very similar, Roger Federer is so quick,’ says former US Open champion

Former US Open champion Marin Cilic says Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have amazing intensity, while Roger Federer is the most athletic of the...

‘My doctors have advised me not to play’ – Rafael Nadal withdraws from Rotterdam

Rafael Nadal has announced he has pulled out of Rotterdam due to the injury that he struggled with at the Australian Open. Nadal missed the...

‘The reality is there are no funds to pay him’ – Acapulco tournament director explains Rafael Nadal absence

Rafael Nadal will not be playing Acapulco this year due to his appearance fee being deemed too high, says tournament director Raul Zurutuza. Nadal has...

FEATURE: The top ten ATP Open Era greats listed by tournament win-percentage

Tennis is not short of great players achieving great feats, and that seems to be especially true in the modern era of Roger Federer,...

‘He gives you no time to think’ – Daniil Medvedev explains difference between facing Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Daniil Medvedev says the difference between playing Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is that the Serbian deprives you of time to think. Medvedev has now...

‘I still believe Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal overtake Roger Federer,’ says Goran Ivanisevic

Goran Ivanisevic says he still backs both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win more Grand Slam titles than Roger Federer. Ivanisevic, who coaches Djokovic,...

‘Novak Djokovic now poised to overtake Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal,’ says Grand Slam legend

Boris Becker believes Novak Djokovic is now 'poised' to win the Grand Slam race after his latest Australian Open success. Djokovic claimed a ninth title...

‘Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal inspire me to keep going,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says he will continue to play tennis at least as long as rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are. Djokovic has been locked...

Impossible to call Grand Slam race after Novak Djokovic Australian Open triumph, says analyst

Mats Wilander says it is impossible to predict who will win most Grand Slams after Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open. Djokovic maintained his perfect...

‘Not yet!’ – Defiant Novak Djokovic tells young players he and Rafael Nadal are still the men to beat

Novak Djokovic has told the younger players in the ATP that him, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer are still top dogs. Djokovic beat Daniil Medvedev...

‘I’m going to make you work your a**es off for my spot at the top,’ Novak Djokovic warns ATP stars

Novak Djokovic says he knows the younger players are coming to 'lead the future' of tennis, but he has warned them he won't just...

‘Australian Open a massive disappointment for Rafael Nadal but he will be fine,’ says Tim Henman

Tim Henman believes Rafael Nadal will 'be fine' despite his Australian Open quarterfinal defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Nadal was two sets up against the Greek...

‘I lost to one of the best’ – Rafael Nadal refuses to search for excuses after Australian Open exit

Rafael Nadal said he simply 'lost to one of the best players' after his Australian Open quarterfinal defeat to Stefanos Tsitsipas. Nadal appeared to be...

Rafael Nadal urges tennis to resist Novak Djokovic calls to adjust coronavirus plans

Rafael Nadal has urged the ATP and WTA to resist calls from Novak Djokovic to make the Tours more contained to cope with the...

Rafael Nadal out of the Australian Open after astonishing Stefanos Tsitsipas comeback

Rafael Nadal been dumped out of the Australian Open after Stefanos Tsitsipas produced an amazing comeback in their quarterfinal clash. The world number two appeared...

Rafael Nadal: ‘When you really, really have an injury, it’s impossible to win a tournament like this’

Rafael Nadal says it is 'impossible' to win a Grand Slam if you have a genuinely serious injury, and you only risk doing further...

‘My back is holding up well,’ confirms Rafael Nadal after Fabio Fognini demolition

Rafael Nadal says his back is 'holding up well' after he eased past Fabio Fognini at the Australian Open. Nadal came into the tournament with...

Rafael Nadal powers past Fabio Fognini at Australian Open, but admits: ‘I was a little bit lucky’

Rafael Nadal was hugely impressive again at the Australian Open as he powered past Fabio Fognini and into the quarterfinals. The world number two...

‘They destroyed the record’ – Daniil Medvedev pays tribute to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic

Daniil Medvedev has paid tribute to Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic, saying they have all 'destroyed' the former record for Grand Slam...

‘I am able to serve normally again” – Rafael Nadal gives big injury update at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal gave a hugely positive injury update after his Australian Open win over Cameron Norrie, saying he can serve normally again. Nadal has been...

Rafael Nadal says he ‘needs to keep improving’ despite yet another Grand Slam straight sets win

Rafael Nadal said he 'needs to keep improving' despite progressing into the fourth round of the Australian Open. Nadal overcame British number two Cameron Norrie...

‘Maybe I’ll ask Andy Murray for tips,’ says British hopeful on playing Rafael Nadal

Britain's Cameron Norrie is taking on Rafael Nadal in the third round of the Australian Open and says he might ask fellow countryman Andy...

Rafael Nadal: ‘Balls responsible for varying Australian Open court speed, not the surface’

Rafael Nadal has offered an explanation to the mystery of the Australian Open court speed, suggesting it's heavily influenced by the conditions. Confusion has reigned...

‘Not under control’ – Rafael Nadal says back injury still affecting him at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal says his back injury is 'not under control' despite powering his way into the Australian Open third round. Nadal came into the tournament...

WATCH: Rafael Nadal overcomes Michael Mmoh – and finger-flipping fan – at Australian Open

Rafael Nadal said it was important to win in straight sets after he overcame Michael Mmoh - and an unruly fan - to progress...

Rafael Nadal win good preparation for potential Novak Djokovic clash, says Mats Wilander

Rafael Nadal put in a 'good showing' as he opened his Australian Open campaign with a routine win, says Mats Wilander. There were question marks...

‘My success wouldn’t be what it is without Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal,’ says Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic says he's not jealous of any records held by his biggest rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal but that his success wouldn't...

‘Practising with Rafael Nadal has been my biggest lesson’ says young ATP ace

Jannik Sinner has had a relatively successful Australian swing, winning his second ATP title and impressing in a five set battle in the Australian...

‘Roger Federer is the GOAT, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic aren’t even close’ says ATP star

Nick Kyrgios says Roger Federer is undoubtedly the greatest of all time and that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal aren't even close when it...

‘Novak Djokovic will be thinking about Rafael Nadal at Australian Open,’ claims Alex Corretja

Novak Djokovic must rise to the challenge of Rafael Nadal in Australia to stay in touch with the Grand Slam race, says Alex Corretja. Djokovic...

STAT PACK: Which players have won the most career Australian Open matches?

Another Australian Open is upon us, and it feels like it could be a more open tournament than ever before.  Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal...

Rafael Nadal says injury is ‘not serious’ but admits Australian Open concerns

Rafael Nadal has delivered another fitness update ahead of the Australian Open, insisting that his back injury is 'not serious.' Nadal was forced to miss...

‘Never count out Rafael Nadal,’ says Boris Becker as he discusses his Australian Open favourites

Rafael Nadal playing to make history will make him a top favourite at the Australian Open, says Boris Becker. If Nadal can win in Melbourne...

‘He’s improving every day’ – Spain’s ATP captain gives positive Rafael Nadal injury update

Rafael Nadal was once again absent from Spain's ATP Cup team on Friday but he is 'improving' every day, according to his captain. Nadal is...

Rafael Nadal handed kind Australian Open draw as he avoids both Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal will not have to face either Novak Djokovic or Dominic Thiem unless they meet in the final after being handed a kind...

Rafael Nadal reveals injury worries ahead of Australian Open: ‘I’m not at my 100%’

Rafael Nadal has revealed that he's 'not at 100%' ahead of the Australian Open and that he's not yet ready to play with high...

Mats Wilander raises Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic concerns, saying: ‘I worry about injury’

Former world number one Mats Wilander believes Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal will win the Australian Open, but he is a little worried for...

The six Australian Open warm-up events: Who is playing where and when?

After all the controversy surrounding the Australian Open preparations, tennis is back where it belongs - on the court - and here is a...

Rafael Nadal: ‘My routines are stupid, but they help keep me 100% focused’

Rafael Nadal says the routines and rituals that he does while competing in tennis may be stupid but they help him control his focus...

Rafael Nadal ‘shares nothing’ jokes Dominic Thiem after Adelaide defeat

Dominic Thiem was in a thankful mood after competing in front of a full crowd for the first time in a year, and says...

Rafael Nadal vows to ‘keep trying his best’ to win the Australian Open

Rafael Nadal promised a packed Adelaide crowd that he would keep trying to win the Australian Open again, joking that everyone has forgotten he'd...

‘Why not?’ – Rafael Nadal gives his opinion on potential ATP/WTA merger

Rafael Nadal has backed the call for a potential men's and women's united governing body in the future, but says for now, tennis is...

Rafael Nadal: ‘It would be amazing to be the player with the most Grand Slams’

World number two Rafael Nadal has been talking about his career, and his gratitude to tennis for giving him more than he could dream...

Rafael Nadal on Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic: ‘We did beautiful things together’

Rafa Nadal has been reflecting on the relationship and dynamics between himself, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, revealing it is something he is very...

Rafa Nadal is ‘completely next level’ and ‘incomparable’ says Stefanos Tsitsipas

World number six Stefanos Tsitsipas says one of his 2021 goals is to beat Rafa Nadal on clay, although he admits the Spaniard is...

‘Some of us don’t want to publicise everything’ – Rafael Nadal takes aim at Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal appears to have taken aim at Novak Djokovic as the row over Australian Open quarantine conditions continues to escalate.  Nadal was the subject...

ATP Cup: Tough draw for Novak Djokovic and Serbia but kinder on Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal and Spain have been handed a kind draw for the ATP Cup in Melbourne, although it was a lot tougher on Novak...

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Alex Corretja says Novak Djokovic is not recognised as 'the idol he deserves to be,' and that's a real shame. Djokovic won the Australian Open...

ATP Tour accused of ‘conflict of interest’ by American ace: ‘Our board members do NOT serve tennis’

Reilly Opelka has backed John Isner in his criticism of the ATP Tour, alleging almost half of their board members have 'a conflict of...

‘Novak Djokovic has spent years working on himself as a person,’ says former coach

A calm borne of focusing on personal emotional development is the secret behind the supreme mental strength of Novak Djokovic, says his former coach. Pepe...

‘Iga Swiatek is a future number one,’ says top analyst as she clinches second career title

Iga Swiatek has claimed her second career title at Adelaide International after bursting onto the scene winning last year's French Open. Swiatek was a newcomer...